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Train to Pakistan (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 6 November 1998 (USA)
Seen from the eyes of Hukum Chand the District Magistrate it is an account of the turmoil faced by the inhabitants of village Mano Majra in Punjab on the Indo-Pak border during the period of partition after India attained independence.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hukum Chand
... Jagat Singh
... Iqbal
Smriti Mishra ... Nooran
... Haseena
Mangal Dhillon ... Indian police officer
Paritosh Sand
M.S. Sathyu
Kamal Tiwari
Suresh Jindal
Amardeep Jha
Sharda Desoares
Amit Kharbanda
Ajaybir Singh
Vijay Kapoor ... Pakistani Officer
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Seen from the eyes of Hukum Chand the District Magistrate it is an account of the turmoil faced by the inhabitants of village Mano Majra in Punjab on the Indo- Pak border during the period of partition after India attained independence. Sikhs and Muslims live in harmony in the village till a train full of dead people arrives from Pakistan. Some refugees also troop in from the border. Government plans to evacuate Muslims from the village to Pakistan to ensure their safety against the wishes of even the Sikh villagers. Some hotheaded Sikhs from outside the village hatch a plan to kill the Muslims on the train before it it sent to Pakistan. The Muslim lover of the village baddie Juggut Singh is supposed to be on the train. He single handedly foils the plan to butcher the train passengers sacrificing his own life in the process.

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After Khamoshi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to make Train To Pakistan with Bobby Deol. The film did not get made due to unknown issues and another producer made the film. See more »

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Fine adaptation of Khushwant Singh's classic novel
3 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I finally got around to seeing this film the other day, and it was worth the wait. It tells the story of a small town on the border of India/Pakistan just as partition is ripping the cultures apart. Singh's novel of the same title came out in 1956, and was probably the first English language novel to deal with this traumatic historical event, which saw nearly 10 million people rendered homeless, and perhaps 1 million murdered, raped, and kidnapped. Rooks takes Singh's social realist narrative and faithfully transcribes it to the screen, with the allegory of India's tragic fate still bitterly intact. Hopefully, this film will gather a wider audience later in its life than it had upon release when it was all but ignored, in India and abroad. It has an important message to us all about the reality of cross-cultural harmony being destroyed by desperate and ignorant ideologues. Unfortunately, the current political climate in India and Pakistan seems largely uninterested in such a view right now.


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